Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 13, 2014
Miscellaneous News
Cherokee Dentures & Hearing Aids /
CHS Boys Golf /
Community Garden Teacher Reminder / CHS Baseball

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CHS Basebal At Skiatook Monday
The Monday baseball games with Skiatook have been backed up one hour to 5:00. -- Jim Riley 3/10/2014 -- [Cville scored 2 in the top of the 7th and beat Skiatook 4-2 -- according to Snook Bayouth 7pm Monday 3/10/2014] ... Skiatook travels to Collinsville Tuesday
JV rally's for 4 runs in the top of the 5th to beat the Skiatook JV 5 - 4 -- per Snook Bayouth
Note: I had planned to cover the start of the Tuesday baseball games with Skiatook here but another hour delay forced me to skip as it overlapped with soccer, track pie auction and PLAC meet. -- Ted
Cardinals plays Cascia Hall 7:30pm tonight (March 13th) in first round of the Owasso tournament.
Victory Community Garden
It's Spring time and our second season of Community Gardening is upon us. Any class interested in having there own raised plot there please contact Maureen Wright. 918.636.2656
Previous Coverage
by Cara Cowan Watts
Week of March 9, 2014

Dentures and Hearing Aids

By Cara Cowan Watts

The CNB 5 percent dividend for CN CHS needs is “set aside exclusively for contract health services for Cherokee Nation Citizens, including, but not limited to, eyeglasses, dentures, prosthesis, cancer treatments and hearing aids.”

Patients who are served by the Claremore Indian Hospital should go to their nearest Cherokee Nation Health Services clinic such as Salina, Nowata, Vinita, Jay, Muskogee, Sallisaw or Stilwell and Hastings Hospital to receive dentures or hearing aids. Claremore IHS as a Federal hospital will not be able to provide Cherokees under the 5 percent dividend because this is a Cherokee Nation program.

If you need dentures or hearing aids as promised to all Cherokees inside the Nation's boundaries, please email your Councilmember with your legal name, date of birth, physical address, mailing address if different and one good phone number. We will forward your case to CN CHS to work with CIHS CHS to address your health care needs.

If you live outside of the boundaries of the Tribe, I would recommend signing up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to ensure you are covered for your health care need. For specific information regarding the impact of the ACA on American Indians you may visit or call Connie Dunavin with CNHS at 918-772-4088 or 918-453-5657. Both Claremore IHS and Cherokee Nation clinics and hospital have trained staff on site to assist you with the ACA, as well.

If you did not receive my annual Legislative update letter, you are not registered to vote with the Tribe or may have a bad address with the Tribal Election Commission. If you need to replace your CDIB and/or Tribal Citizenship card (aka Blue Card), notify Tribal Registration. If you have moved or have a new 911 address, notify Tribal Registration. All forms are available online at

If you have questions, issues or concerns about the Cherokee Nation government, please email me at or write me at P.O. Box 2922, Claremore, OK 74018.

For daily news and event notices, ask to be added to my Cherokee Nation News and Events email listserv. You can, also, find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter. Lee Keener is at

To contact the Tribe, call (918) 453-5000. The operator will connect you with the appropriate department. Tribal programs and services are administered by the Chief's staff at the Tribal Complex. Tribal hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Save a trip to Tahlequah by using the Tribes Internet tools at Almost all applications are available online to print from home.

Cara Cowan Watts is an elected Tribal legislator within the Cherokee Nation for portions of Rogers and Tulsa Counties.

Cara Cowan Watts

CHS Boys Golf At McLain Tournament (March 12)
Here are the results of the McLain Tournament:

Jake Henry. 92
Zane McElroy. 93.
Bailey Stamper. 94
Hayden McNeal. 106
--- Team Total: 385
Lane Reed. 119

Played a little better today, even though some of scores were higher. Real tough
conditions today, high winds and cold temperatures. Bailey and Hayden lowered their scores and Zane shot the same.

Looking for our scores coming down after spring break. The Coweta Tournament has been moved from Emerald Falls to The Golf Club of Oklahoma.

We are playing our three toughest courses in our three first tournaments. I still think we will lower our scores before the Regionals in May.


Bob Pratt